The Astros and Braves have to go to the World Series feeling pretty good about their Championship Series performances.
Houston, facing the team that eliminated him in 2018, rebounded from being outscored 21-8 in Games 2 and 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston to win three straight games. The Astros beat the Red Sox by a 23-3 margin in those final three to reach their third Fall Classic in five years.
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Atlanta, for the second year in a row, was up 3-1 over the highly favored Dodgers and then lost Game 5, but shut out the Los Angeles Bats in Game 6 to advance to its first World Series since 1999. Now, the franchise does. will do. pursues his first world title since 1995.
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These two teams have never met in the World Series before, but that doesn’t mean there is no postseason history between them. They most recently met in the 2005 NLDS, when the Astros still called the NL Central home. Houston prevailed en route to the franchise’s first World Series appearance. Former NL West teams also met in the 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2004 playoffs.
Atlanta holds a 12-7 lead over Houston in the postseason.
2021 World Series Schedule
All games in the World Series will be run by Fox. Because the Astros (95-67) finished with a better record than the Braves (88-73), Houston is considered the best seed. That means the first two games and last two games (if necessary) of the best-of-seven series will be at Minute Maid Park in Houston, while the middle three games (Game 5 only if necessary) will be at Truist. Park in Atlanta.
|Date||Play||Start time||television channel||Outcome|
|Tuesday, October 26||Braves at Astros, Game 1||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Wednesday, October 27||Braves at Astros, Game 2||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Friday, Oct. 29||Astros at Braves, Game 3||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Saturday, October 30||Astros at Braves, Game 4||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Sunday October 31||Astros at Braves, Game 5 *||8:15 pm||Fox||–|
|Tuesday, November 2||Braves at Astros, Game 6 *||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Wednesday, November 3||Braves at Astros, Game 7 *||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
* If necessary.
What channel is the World Series on in 2021?
Fox has the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Series. As fans have gotten used to listening, Joe Buck will call play-by-play and John Smoltz will join him in the booth for analysis. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from the dugouts.
Kevin Burkhardt will host Fox’s pre- and post-game coverage. He will discuss the series with former Major League Baseball players David Ortiz, Alex Rodríguez and Frank Thomas.
How to stream World Series games live
- Live broadcast: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
For those who won’t be watching the show on cable or over the air, there are other options. Viewers can stream the Fall Classic on the Fox Sports app or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.